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Author Topic: Wiig Nest - 2017-18 season  (Read 327 times)
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« on: November 05, 2017, 08:41:59 PM »

This topic is about the Wiig Nest, its eagles, its territory and the critters who call it home.
This is what Booni had to say about the Wiigs last year:


The Wiigs occupy the territory just to the right of Em & Dad*s.
We can see them in their perch Trees on Sandstone Point, & on the Point itself, with our webcam.
Their Nest Tree is absolutely stupendous.
You can see a bit of the back edge of it from the road, but i haven*t managed to spot it from the beach yet, nor have i found a good vantage point to see into it better than from the road, so this makes it a hard Nest to observe.


Last year this nest produced two eaglets, one of which was found on the ground before she was fully feathered. An attempt to renest her, orchestrated by MARS, failed because the huge nest tree proved too difficult to climb. The eaglet was sent to OWL for fostering.

You can read about last season, and find links to previous seasons here.

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« Post / Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 08:51:59 PM »

These photos are from the Community Garden. It is inland from the Wiig Nest and may be part of that pair's territory. The Brigantine eagles are not very far either. Looking at the map, these two nests are roughly equidistant from the big clearing I was standing in. Doing a little work and photographing little birds feeding on the sunflowers.

One of about 8 Spotted Towhees... Each dried-up sunflower blossom capped with snow and ice. November 3, 2 pm



Two eagles flew above the edges of the clearing, calling.
The second time they did this, I was able to photograph one of them.
Blood on the beak and feet... Huge crop.







Both eagles landed on a tree nearby. Male and female, clearly, judging by size.



They didn't stay long. Soon they both took off. There may have been a third eagle in the area, so I'm not sure if the one in my last picture is of the same pair. No blood on feet or beak and no huge crop on that one.
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« Post / Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 09:14:25 PM »

More photos of the Towhees...

October 3, 2:15 pm















The enchanted leek forest...


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« Post / Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 10:53:32 PM »

So colorful, wren!   nod
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